Straight razor shavers?
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(01-08-2016, 08:57 AM)Pacman Wrote: I own a Dovo Solingen. You need to learn how to strop and hone the blade before you begin using it on a daily basis. Honestly, I lost interest in the thing after a couple of months. I find that the double edged safety razor is the best option in terms of ease of use and quality shave.

Stropping and blade maintenance is half the fun! :grin:

(01-07-2016, 11:48 PM)youngfogey Wrote: No way. '50s Gillette safety razor, platinum-plated blades, mug, British shaving cream, and hot water (hot shower first). The Russian man I bought my first Gillette from also sells straight razors. Told me he was taught how to hold them, etc. "If you don't know how, don't think of trying it." They're dangerous. You can cut the carotid artery or jugular vein and bleed to death. Straight razors are something I might trust a barber to use on me.
True points you raise.  I started on one of those Dovo "semi-straight" razors that use disposable blade inserts until I got proficient with it.  On that note, holding sharpened steel to one's throat in the AM is a good reminder that you're alive, in an odd & perhaps twisted way.
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Straight razor shavers? - by Sir Charles Napier - 01-07-2016, 10:49 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by youngfogey - 01-07-2016, 11:48 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by CaptCrunch73 - 01-08-2016, 06:21 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Pacman - 01-08-2016, 08:57 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Dominicus - 01-08-2016, 09:41 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by GangGreen - 01-08-2016, 10:28 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by J Michael - 01-08-2016, 01:40 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Sir Charles Napier - 01-08-2016, 01:58 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by karl - 03-18-2016, 06:10 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by charlesh - 03-27-2016, 11:53 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Lateran15 - 07-21-2016, 11:30 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by J Michael - 07-21-2016, 01:31 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Zedta - 07-21-2016, 02:26 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Fontevrault - 07-21-2016, 08:27 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Fontevrault - 07-21-2016, 09:08 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by GangGreen - 08-03-2016, 09:22 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by J Michael - 09-02-2016, 07:09 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Fontevrault - 09-02-2016, 08:50 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Fontevrault - 09-03-2016, 02:36 PM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by GRA - 10-17-2016, 01:41 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by In His Love - 10-17-2016, 05:15 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Pacman - 10-25-2016, 07:30 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Jeeter - 10-25-2016, 08:16 AM
Re: Straight razor shavers? - by Jeeter - 12-05-2016, 12:25 PM



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